All seven Houston Methodist acute care hospitals have been recognized as top performers in the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership annual rankings by Vizient, a member-owned health care services company focused on improved patient outcomes in the health care industry.


Measures used to determine rankings include safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity. This year’s rankings include:

  • Comprehensive Academic Medical Centers – Houston Methodist Hospital ranked #12 out of 116 hospitals
  • Complex Care Medical Centers (ranking out of 181 hospitals)
    • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital ranked No. 1
    • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital ranked No. 2
    • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital ranked No. 3
    • Houston Methodist West Hospital ranked No. 4
    • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ranked No. 5
  • Top Performer in the Community Hospital Cohort – Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital ranked No. 13 out of 333 hospitals

“Each hospital’s achievement is great, but to do that as a system is remarkable,” said Marc L. Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist. “Through hurricanes and tropical storms and a global pandemic unlike one we have seen in our lifetimes and every moment in between, our nurses, doctors and staff focus on the fundamentals of patient care, safety and quality.”


Vizient’s Quality and Accountability study is a tool to help gauge where hospitals stand and where they can use improvement. Click here to learn more about this year’s Vizient results.